If APC Loss The Governorship Election Of 11th March, 2023 The Entire Blame Should Go To Governor Ben Ayade And The Party Leadership BY MFAM MBIA ASU

~By Comrade Mfam Mbia Asu(CIFIAN).

If APC loss the Governorship election of 11th March,2023 the entire blame should go to Governor Ben Ayade and the Party Leadership in Cross River State.

After the impunity and imposition by APC in Cross River State called “Consensus” that produced Sen Prince Bassey Otu as the APC Governorship Candidate, the choice of Deputy Governor ought to be based on capacity and other factors that can give APC victory in Cross River State.

Unfortunately, the impunity took the worst dimension as Old Ikom (the most marginalized Political bloc) in Cross River State was denied the opportunity to produce the APC Deputy Governorship Candidate. If the APC has given Old Ikom the Deputy Governorship slot,it would have helped to cushion the effect of the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate who hails from Old Ikom.

To the chagrin of Party faithfuls, the Party and Governor Ben Ayade zoned the Deputy Governorship Position to Cross River North that has the incumbent Governor, incumbent Chief of Staff to the Governor, incumbent Minister, incumbent Chairman of Forestry Commission, incumbent State Chairman of APC, etc.

To be Candid, the APC made a terrible blunder to zone the Deputy Governorship Position to Ogoja LGA that is the strongest hold of PDP in the entire Cross River State.

I can still recall that I wrote an article last year stating that even if the law permit Political Parties to nominate three Deputy Governorship Candidate and even if APC decides to nominate all the three Deputy Governorship Candidates from Ogoja LGA, that APC would not be able to win Ogoja LGA.

Due to my loyalty to the APC,I embarked on an independent survey in Cross River North, and I discovered that the most popular person from Cross River North at the moment is Distinguish Senator Stephen Odey and I made an appeal that Senator Stephen Odey should be given the APC Deputy Governorship ticket in order to our ease our job.

My appeal for Senator Stephen Odey to be given the APC Deputy Governorship Position was resisted with the Wicked excuse that a House of Representative Member and a Deputy Governor can not come from the same Local Government Area. Whereas the APC Governorship Candidate and the APC Senatorial Candidate for Southern Senatorial District both hail from Odukpani LGA. Presently, Odukpani LGA has already produced the House of Representative Member-elect for Odukpani/Calabar Municipal Federal Constituency and Senator-elect for Southern Senatorial District. And we are still waiting to vote for Odukpani LGA to produce the Governor of Cross River State on March 11,2023. Indeed, God is an Odukpani man.

Today, the reality is dawning on the Cross River State Chapter of Our Great Party and Our Leader, Sir Ben Ayade that winning an election should be based on the credibility and acceptability of the Candidates. It will be a herculean task for APC to win the 2023 Governorship in Cross River State.

May God help the APC.

I wish the APC well.

~Comrade Mfam Mbia Asu(CIFIAN),
A Chieftain and Founding Member of the APC.


Disclaimer: The opinion expressed in this article is strictly that of the author, MFAM Mbia Asu, and does not represent TheLumineNews or its staff 


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